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Interference by rescuing It from thi '•"•«£« «J
civil war. I earnestly hope that this word of
*4tamtlnn of mine, given In th» *»■»- of tne
American People, the Kanch**t friend,, m***"
wishers of Cuba that there are In all the* r.d.
win to* taken m It ts mwnt will be *""»?"«»
considered and will be acted u«m. and If £
acted upon Cuba's peni\anent independence . ner
permanent n« ese as a republic, are assured. .
Under the treaty with your governmtnt I. as
Prwident of the United State., have • duty in
thi, BUB* which I cannot «h.rk. Th. third
ertlcle of. that treaty «xpllcHly .-onfers upon t
United States the right to Intervene £r the
maintenance In Cub* of a T «™ mM Vi n 7Sf
for th* protection of M*, property si sjp t
u£ liberty. Th* treaty conferring this right U
SI asiwsins law of the land and furnishee me
with the ri*nt and the means of fu'fl; 1 " I*.*1 *.*' 1 ;
obligation that X am under to CS^S
interests. The Information at hand shows that
the .odsJ bonds throughout the Inland hm
b*«n to relaxed that life, property and indt id-
Überty are M longer safe I have *•"*"■
authentic Information of injury I*. «*«""£:
tie* of American property. It is in my JMJJS
«,ent Imp.rstive for the sake of Cub. that there
•Mil be an immediate cessation of host.hties
■nd some srrangement which will secure the
permanent pacification ef the island. f War
I am sending to Havana »"e Mccr'tary of TVar.
Mr. Taft, and the Assistant ******** ******
Mr Bacon, as the special lapfMnlllllH of this
government, who will render puch aid as , J • pos
ribl* toward these ends 1 had hoped th fj Mr.
Root, the Secretary of State, could hav ••<£*<*
in Havana on Ms return from « Al orbSl
but the seeming imminence of the crisis formoa
SSSoS%3 I o-»re ,n this W^ShiS
publication. mrn-rjl nO OSEVELT
DUriM Gensato do Qa«*aa». '"• ( ' uhinMltl -
The conference began at Sagamore Hill
ehortlv aft* I o'dock this afternoon, and con
tinued until if' ocl.Mk to-night. After It Sec
retaries Taft. B«napart« and Bacon startedjor
New Ycrk. Tl ■ • will go to Washington to
morrow. »«._»
ISecretHry Taft said as he left Oyster Bay that
he had no Idea as to the length of his visit to
ruba. He indicated that there would be no
haste in the Jnvrstipaiion *hlch would be made
there Aside from this no Information will be
divulged by those attending the conference, the
statement being made that th« letter of the
President was Intended to cover the whole
Cuban situation, M far as it was desirable to do
•<■■ In the puMi print.
Senator Albert Ueverldge. of Indiana, a mem
ber of the Senate Ommtttee ssj Cuban Rela
tions, also took part In tha conference.
Navy Department Gathering |tV
— Landing Disapproved.
;Fr-r I%S T: ' SS *-iri*-: )
Washington. Sept. To-day's inference at
O>-ster Bay, to which the President (summoned
the Secretary of W»r. the Secretary of the Navy
and the Assistant ?f*cretary of State. followed
by the immediate ordering of two more r.aval
vessels, the Dixie, with three hundred marines]
«n board, and the Dcs SMMi to Cuban waters,
have serve* to demonstrate still further the
concern with which the administration regards
the eituattnr. in Cuba Orders have also been
issued to the Minneapolis, at League Mai and
to the Tacoma, the Cleveland an<3 the Newark.
at Norfolk, to hold themselves in readiness to
proceed to Cuba, the three latter with a total
force of four hundred marines.
The Navy Department Is engaged In concen
tisting at Philadelphia ail Norfolk a force of
two thousand marines. which may be sent to
Cuba, and in the War Department tentative
preparations for service in the Held are being
•made. It Is regarded as noteworthy that the
<Hh and 21st Infantry have *•** sr4*r*l to re
turn from the Philippine*, although their terms
of sen-Ice there would not have been completed
until next February and Mai -. t'.velv.
Th* 21st Infantry will sail for this country an
September 20. and the I'uh on October M\
In the quartermaster general's division the
transport service on the Atlantic has been re
viewed, but without satisfactory rassjM*. It Is
found that there. Is only one transport avail
able, the Surr.ner, with a capacity of 7<SR men.
t'ntil a comparatively short time ng'» the
quartermaster's division maintained a number
of transports either in commission or In con
dition to be promptly , '.ace*. In service, but
when trouble threatened to break out in China
Feverai <■? the Atlantic transports were ordered
to the Philippine*, of th«?!»e. the H**sV rmd the
lngalls the latter a Kmall swift vessel, palled
from Manila on September 8, and were reported
at Singapore M-day; the. hTedellan. which
•IsssjM have tailed on the same day. was found
to be Incapacitated and Is laid up for repairs.
arid the Ki'r>atii<-k is under oMers '•• wall f.>r
this country on Oi-t^ber 1.
Orders have been issued in th» Navy Depart
ment« send additional men to the Tacoina. the
Cleveland, the Den Mesas* and the JV-nver. so
• • to firing th* ♦>n11?!ei f«rre on the^e Fhips up
»•♦ <t5 maxirrnjin stivngth. By morning the naval
m*r+nw*h in Cuban waters will essMsM of th*
I>enver. si Havana. Captsin J. C. Oohill*. com
mander, th* Marietta, al CSsateegos. under
rommani of nr , I ;, n .i^ ! - w F- Pulism. the
Dixie, at Havana, under '-'■•'n'Tian'l of <~"nm
•r»ar«l*r N. T. Holme*, and the Dcs Mains*, at
Hsvana. under command of Commander A. E.
Culver. Thee* offlcers have lnstrurtl«-m« I* hold
themselves in readlii**fe for any emergency, and
t« b<» preparr-fl to respond to any demand call
ing for *i-~r'*\ adsasj sack as Innding a force
*>f men. but wl.ile their in«'rn fl«ni> permit
them to nee a certain amount of discretion, there
1* th» customary eaejM*a against premature
action calcaluted to aggravate a sUsjsjlsim •'>'-
ready *ufflcl»>nt]y <le:icKte and menai-ing.
It I* obvioua that th* landing of il>> natlora
In Havana la»« right tM ii'»t m*et with the
approval of th* administration, which Is pur
suing an extremely conservative poll -y. The
orders which reached T\ashinKton by telephone
from Oyster Ray Immediately after it became
known that sailors h&d heen landed, rind wliif-n
required that all but » number sum- to
guard the American Legation should l>e returned
to the Denver, are regarded a« dearly indlrat-
Ins th* unwillingness of the President to ha-i-e
the United States placed at this time In tho i>'»
•ttlon of supporting th* Palma adndnistratSon.
Jacob Sleeper, charg* d'affaires, hi 1 ' Ii r-espon-
Flble for the landing of the sailors. '..- having
) acted at th* earnest solicitation of President
It Is pointed out at the State Department that
1 there Is no special object to be attained by Inter
i fering at this time, despite the fact that Amer
[ ican property owners In Cuba are hourly appeal
; uig tor intervention. To do so would commit the
United States to the support of President Palma
i an.l the conservative party. Waiting, on the
' other hand, will five opportunity to Judge nmre
I accurately the disposition of the, Cuban people.
I while, it the Palm* government fails, till* coun
' try may. if It deems wise, organize an entirely
' new administration, holding and supervising a
1 general election for the purpose.
i ■ Th« extent to which history occasionally re
peats Itself Ik strikingly demonstrated In the
Cuban situation, nd the attention of State De
partment officials was called to-day to an ex
pression used by Rlthu Root, when Secretary of
War. In * communication to General Leonard
Wood. then Military Governor of Cuba. Writ
ing under date- of March 2. 1901. Secretary Root
! used th*s* word*:
It would be a most lame and Impotent con
cluMon If. after all the expenditure of blood and
; treasure by the people of th* United States for
' the. freedom of Cuba, and by the people of Cuba
i for the pam* object, we should, through the con
j stltutlon of the new government, by Inadver
j tence or otherwise, be placM In a worse condi
tion In regard to our own vital interests than we
were while Hpaln was in possession, and the
! people of Cuba should be deprived of that pro
tection and aid from the United States which Is
necessary to the maintenance of their Inde
pendence. It Mas, undoubtedly. In consideration
of these np«H-ial relation! between the United
. State* and Cuba that the President paid In his
menage to Congro?s on April It, 1SOS:
; The only liope of relief and repose from a
i condition which can no longer be endured i» the
| enforced pacification of Cuba, In the name of
humanity, in the name of civilization. In behalf
j of f-ndangercd American Interest* which gave
• us the right and duty to speak and to act, the
I war In Cuba must stop."
On April 3 of the same year, the Cubans hav
ing shown mom reluctance In accepting the
Platt amendment. Secretary Root wrote to Gen
eral Wood:
You are authorized to state officially that in
the view of the President the Intervention de
scribed In the third clause of the Platt amend
ment is not synonymous with lnterm«ldllng or
Interference with the affairs of the Cuban gov
ernment, but authorizes the formal action of
the government of the United, States, based
upon Just and substantial grounds, for the pre
servation of Cuban Independence and the main
tenance of a government adequate for the pro
tection of life, property and Individual liberty
and adequate for discharging the obligations
with respect to Cuba Imposed by the treaty of
Paris on the United State*.
Regret that Secretary Root Is not In Wash
ir.gton at this crisis 1" generally expresses,
although relief is felt that Secretary Taft will
return here to-morrow, as he is regarded, r > Tt
I* Mr. R'»'t, as the member of the admlinxt!*
tlon most capable of handling this deli<*ate sit
At the War Department it was learned to-day
that the army, or such part of it In the neigh
borhood of New Tork as might be used should
the. situation la Cuba become more serious, will
be prepared for transfer of base If necessary.
The policy is to employ the navy in Cuba tem
porarily. If it Is found necessary by the devel
opment of the situation in the island, to have a
penaaaaai (ore* in various parts, to quell
disturbance and preserve peace, the military
force, augmented by marines, will reed the
bluejackets. Provisions for this transfer of
■«• by vtrtsja of the presence of ilie
transport Rumner, which has been under-
S-oing repairs In New Yorlc. and which is In fine
•n. Phe will rarry 7*W» tr.en and 6i! offi
Orders have boen Issued to have the transport
; Kllpatrlck leave Manila October 1. a month
j earlier than was originally intended, and come
i directly to New York. The capacity of the KU
] patrick Is 984 men and OS officers. The army
i transports Meade and ingalN. reported at Slnga-
I pore from Manila to-day, will also proceed di
i rectly to New York, arriving about November S.
| The M'-a-ie ,-nrrles 1.170 men and SS officers, and
i the Ingalls. which was used us a dispatch boat
in the Philippines, carries only I*«'J men and Ul
officer*. The Sumner Is available at once, and
a little lat^r there will be other transports.
pending the arrival of which the Sumner could
make 6ev?raJ trips from New York to Havana
with troop*. Then, of course, there aro merchant
I Unera available.
It Is entirely problematical what troopa would
! r.« used f«r vice m Cuba. but presumably
! tho?e In the neighborhood of New York would
I b* sent first. The troops are In fine condition
! and are equipped* for duty In the field, whore
they bare been since the first of July, at the
I Various cain;>s of instruction.
Cuban Rebel Leader Sends Procla-
at inn Here.
The revolutionary Junta in this cUy received >••-
' terflay from Oneral Kr.rlque Lo'.naz M Castillo,
" chl«f of the Insurrection in Havaa* province, a
ITorlamatlon n<l<lreFS>ed to the "Constitutional
i Army." Th« proclamation rradf:
To the Constitutional Army, headquarters ■ t
1 Havana division, compatriots: For thirty years
*"',ba fled, iii order that the might enjoy toe
i r*»Ti*<Us of liberty and Just 1 found* I -■■■ "the <lu<»
: reif«>ct of »11 h»-r citizens to th* law.
Th*> heroen. Asramonte. Marti and the Maceos,
M<kl f<.r o-jr lan^i that ti" republic m'jiht b« c*
• tabllsli'd. The farrnl memory of these Immortal
: ratriots nr.d thrlr m iiVes have been rated,
i the republic, that wns e.«tabHsh*<l under the most
irillitnt auspices and with th« admiration of the
| world. l:ss been converted Into an ignonitnous dicta
; torshlp. The tuffrape has bet-n strangled by th*
i *rm«Hl forces which wer« created to protect our
I fluids, snd it has been employed as an instrument
. of persecution apainut the country.
Es>tratl;\ Palma and Ms followers. impelled by
fhameful ambition, have mad* of the republic.
1 formed for nil and for th« benefit of all, a booty
' of war. to >. divided among the authors of fraud
j and violence, an Immerse fraud stained with bl^od.
We fight -.« de- Me whether the present dictator
ship !s to «-<-ntinue or whether Cuba Is to return
] to the *everelfcnty of the law; the upholding of
tie ct>iit>tltutlon; wii«-tli<»r there shall be v diota
1 f.rship <t n repuhUe. Tboee who are flKhtinK for
th« first are wrll ptt)<\ with the stained gold of
' tl* Bsnirpator; with us yci will find only patriots
: a?i<l *a«-tif»'-*»; on th« otliei side Ip fa .i.'i th*
crim* aitainst th« fatiierland. against th* memoiy
: «>f Mattl. «n<l on our «!<1« the defenders of th*
i •'übitii liberties exposing their lives gewsre In
j its drfennft.
May <Jod protect r.'ir oouatry end grant us i
j pea«-e wherein there shall b*» no ore subdued; a
l« a< c that h!jou!d ir.*urt« tbei sincere practices of
fiemocrary ; a legal election that fhould <1o away
! wit!] i lie hl.xxiv rlf<-i.iral fare« which Is the origin
of our national misfortunes; an b'»iie«t Jnlstra-
I ti> 11 <.f I;. -'•.•••. H l'l-...-e f..i«»v««i t.. iiiilAd UI»)!1 the
granlt< foundation Of Individual liberties, the i!u«
•' respect for the rishts of others and th* srership of
j th* constitution tn.d tlm love of our country.
To pe. ure th»»«e Imrlj ends. and that our sacrifices
i should not come to naught, w«t must overthrow the
lireseiit government.
Collector Sirs ash— l?«ied an ord»r yesterday
reetralnins the shipment of arms or ammunition
frmn thlr< jiort to th« I set Indies, Central or So-jttj
Am«-:l>a or Mexico. It Is likely that ibs collector*
of other T*nlt«-d State* ports will ?<»u«i sisaOsi or
<ser». When the ructoma authorities notice that a
<-or*!jrr.n'.ent of f.rearma, ate , Is about to >.» »ent
to >iMrr.« unknown and lrr»«jion«lble j«erar>n at some
port !"i < "übii th» riiii^ will \r at on> t r^p'jrie'l *fft: t
the Trej«^ry I»«i»->rtr.'etit it Washington. T!:o
WashiOStoa <ifti«-laU will net In harmony with tlio
Cqlmui sjeremtnent. if tl • Cuban e'jtiioritUg .iro
aatisfied w1j!; th-i ahtjimeat t!i<« Treasury r>ei)»rt
nieft Will DOl lnter?.Tf.
Tlic- niefnbers of th* revolutionary Junta w«r»
highly »n»hu»i«i»tle yesterday over the turn of Hf
fair» In the '<lan<T. utid predlet*4 the sarrj fall of
Havana. L'oioJiel Orenclo N...iHife. who 1« r«<Kard<rd
an .onservm ;•..-. ;.la. •»••! tf:»- „f i).e •j^r'.f!n« at
two W'->*k-« lion*.
Australuii House Votes to Allow 10 Per Cent
Redaction of Duties
I i" j ■ ' ossjl to Mrlt
lkl. psotf* taapartai hi Urltish ships.
Cnntln'i*«l from flrot p«K*.
hare adopted preventive measures, but he wished
to proceed only In accordance with democratic
principles m a strictly fair, lawful and clearly
Justifiable, manner, never imagining. In view of
the prosperous and progressive! condition of the
country, that any except aßr«nturers would
have done such things. •
The message outlined the course of the rebellion
In the provinces of Plnar del Rio. Havana and
Santa Clara, the. Imprisonment of alleged con
spirators and the Inadequacy of the military
force, and said it would not be discreet t<* send
more soldiers from Havana under present
threatening condltons. The President had been
engaged In developing the temporal conditions
of the country, and had not Imagined that It
would be necessary to prepare against sn in
ternecine wsr. The revolution had found the
government without sufficient arms, ammuni
tion or horses, and the administration had done
the best It oould in providing these to enlisting
volunteers, and In organising militia, etc. The
message continued:
Tho growth of the rebellion has been such
thnt «rs cannot, with the regular f"rres. prevent
rebel force*, scattered over an extensive area.
from filtering towns and destroying property.
The message further comments upon the con
duct of the troops and the police, and adds that
the efforts of the Executive to control and sup
press the Insurrection continue. The passage Is
then asked of ssjck measures as Congress may
deem advisable to aid the Executive In his
When the Senate assembled It was one short
of the two-thirds necessary to constitute a
quorum. After the message and blanket bill
had been re3d senator Reclo. liberal, and Sen
ator Panffully. Independent, called attention to
the lack of a quorum, saying they had no inten
tion of taking the responsibility of obstructing
Congress In the midst of a grave situation, but
insisting that the discrepancy be made a matter
of record.
Senator Bravo Correoao. Moderate, asserted
that at an extraordinary session a quorum was
not McsjsjMvjr, and this view was amrmed by *
party vote.
In the dls Mission of the bill. Penator flangully
made an impassioned appeal for peace, rather
than v.ar preparations, begging the Senate to
forget partisanship and personal considerations,
and Show Instead Its patriotism by seeking a
BMth**l of bringing p*M*. Penflor Sangully jAc.t.
ured In dark ro]o r s the possibilities, and said the
lion with American intervention, and said the
lontiiiuaiice of strife would mean the loss to the
country of Its language and racial history. He
chara< :inli» 1 the bill as useless and senseless,
snd predicted that It would only result In em
bittering the rebels, rtr.^e neither the govern
ment nor Om rebels ce«M win. Compromise was
ihe. only reasonable course, and this, when the
country's liidei'end«>nce was endangered, would
be the highest proof of patriotism. History would
hold the. members c? the govsmment responsible
for < 'üba> future.
In the House of Representatives only forty
out of a total membership of sixty were present,
two utvior the legal opening quorum. The Ben
ate bill passed the House by a party vote, and
by a party vote also a resolution declaring con
fidence In President Parma was adopted. A mo
tion for the appointment of a peace commission
of five members to negotiate with the Insurgents
was rejected.
Another feature of the day was the return on
board the American cruiser Denver of the blue-
Jackets who were landed from that vessel last
evening on the request of President Palma. who
represented that he could not guarantee the pro
: of American interests. This was In view
I fact that the landing of tha bluejackets
liad not met the approval of the Washington
government, which Is believed here to have re
gard'-d the step as open to the construction of
Intervention. The happenings to-day also lndl
cal 1 that 'he Insurgents Ir. Havana province
regarded the landing of American sailors as
conFtltutlne Intervention, and they signified their
readings on that account, to quit the field.
Nothing resulted from their offers to surrender.
Tho worst suffereis to-day were the railroads,
which are completely t1r( l "D- no trains leaving
Havana. This U a hardship to hundreds of
country" families, who were coming to the city
for fear of attacks by the insurgents. Tele
craphlc communication Is almost as badly
1 ,ir..lvzed.
Reports of the capture of rienfuegos are p»r
eistf-nt, but the absence of telegraphic communi
cation makes it Impossible. t-» verify the rumors.
Western Railway will to-morrow endeavor
to resume traffic, a promise having been won
from the insurgents through the efforts of the
British charg* d'affaires here not to Interfere
with trains Th* Insurgents In Plnar del Rio
province are m^vlnK eastward, and so they have
bo reason to object to the operation of the rail
The main body of the Insurgents In Havana
province is known to have moved nearer to Ha
vana city.
Mnny rumors are In circulation of the dlsaf
n of the police, and fears of attacks and
uprisings have not wholly disappeared, though
Usty havA been lessened by the presence here of
the Denver and the knowledge that the United
S'ares Is sending other warships to Cuban
Senora HosaJle Ahreu. a wealthy society lead
's arrested to-day charged with holding
ueettaga Of conspirators In her home at Pala
tlno, a suburb of the city. Through the efforts
of her lawyer she was released on ball.
• .'•i.eral Rodriguez has taken personal oom
mand of seven hundred rural guards and ar-
BS*a who. In conjunction with three hun
dred volunteers and cavalry, will proceed
wKaii;st the revolutionists concentrated outside
Twenty-seven militiamen were •urprised and
captured to-day at "VVaJay. in the outskirts of
Havana, by revolutionists btlonglng to the band
"f General t 'uMt
Mr. Sleeper, the American charge d'affaires.
received to-day a cable dispatch from the State
Department at Washington, directing him to re
quest th»» withdrawal of the Denver's sailors.
This he nil In a note to Commander Colwell.
At 0:30 oY!ock I'oinmander Cblwsll landed, and
aft<»r ■ allinfl at th« legation went to the palace,
where be conferred with President Palma. The
American force was th«»n withdrawn. Com
mander Colwell afterward said:
Slm?«» landing I hare received no lnatructtofla
whatever from the Navy Department. This
morning Mr. Hi»*?ji«M- Informed M that ihtj Htatn
Department had Instructed him to request m*
to reiurn on board. I was r«*.»<ly to comply, of
• •>iir:*«\ but I Hi-; linlted PresUlent Palma and
L.M lilni that I" my Opinion ii was well enough,
sincrj th>« city continued 'inlet, to take il,. men
atxjani the Denver, which Is close at hand ml
tlie foot Of O'Reilly street 1 said that we could
hi ml again iii a. few minutes iii •■*»«•* Qt any «liu
luiijuin-f which nmdo our presence Jiecessary for
tho protectloji of Aiiurlcan*. or quisling \h*
situation. PretWeni Palma htate.i jituln that
he would much prefer tii>« men to ntay where
they were, but In view of the circumstances I
felt unable to comply. Consequently, here we
are aboard ship again. We will remain rt«at
here, hnrdy In csjm neceartty arlsee of landing »
second time.
The persistence of Sefior Zayas and General
del Castillo In their desire to surrender to the
American naval commander waa shown again
to-day, when an automobile containing FelU>»
Romero, a prominent resident of Havana, and *
Cuban companion. Invaded the scene of bustle
Incident to the re-embarkation *g the blue
jackets. Feflor Romero came officially to present
the compliments of the ln.«urgent commanders
outside of Havana and to announce that they
were ready to march Ir. and surrender this after
noon on board the Denver to th* commander of
the cruiser on the condition* named last night,
namely, that the United Ftates guarantee them
fair Judicial trials. Commander Colwell replied
that he was unable to Interfere, but he went to
the Palace and reported the occurrence to Presi
dent Palma. and suggested again that he would
be glad to act if the Washington government so
ordered, but not otherwise. President Palma ac
cordingly communicated this new oflf»r to Waah
i «•
The messengers said that Zayas has tele
graphed to the Insurgent commander of every
province to cease flirnflng because negotiations
were pending for sjrrender to the Amerlcal
naval commander.
The Denver Is moored bow and stern with
hawe»rs to the captain of the port's wharf. A
second landing could be accomplished almost
Messrs. Taft and Bonaparte Have
Little to Say.
It was nearly midnight last night when Secretary
Taft and Secretary Ponnparte arrived at the Mth
street ferry of the Long Island Railroad from Oyster
Bay. Both were reticent, and said that anything
they would or could say was contained In the state
ment Issued by President Roosevelt.
"All that I can say." said Secretary Bonaparte,
"is that our conference was a long one. and many
ttdiigs were discussed."
Secretary Taft said that he and Mr. Bacon, Acting
Secretary of State, would leave Washlnton for Ha
vana by rail to-morrow evening, going by way of
Key Wrst.
The War and Navy Secretaries drove to their re
spective hotels in the same carriage, Mr. Taft to
the Manhattan and Mr. Bonaparte to the Alb*
marle. The latter will go to Washington this
morning, while Secretary Taft will leave for the
capital on the Congressional Limited this after
noon to make a few hasty preparations for his hur
ried trip to Cuba.
Head of Junta Pleated at Mission of
Taft and Bacon.
Immediately on being Informed early this
morning that Secretary Taft and Acting Secre
tary Bacon were going to Cuba Colonel Charles
M. Agulrre. head of the revolutionary Junta, sent
a cable dispatch to Havana advising the Insur
gents to stop fighting, pending the outoome of
the mission of ilr. Taft and Mr. Bacon.
Colonel AfTulrre forwarded the message to
Felipe Romero, at Havana, who hns been acting
as an Intermediary for General Loinaz del Cas
tello in his offer of surrender to Commander
Colwell. and who will deliver It to Dr. Alfredo
Zayas. executive head of th« Insurrection.
"I am pleased to h-.>ir." said CotooeJ Agulrre.
"that two such responsible men a3 Mr. Taft ai»d
Mr. Bacon are to Investigate the situation right
on the ground. We are ready to do whatever
President Roosevelt might reasonably sugfrest."
Franco- Japanese Agreement Talked
Of in Paris.
Paris. Sept. 14.— 1t Is reported here that there
is a movement to supplement the Anglo-French.
understanding aril the Franco-Russian and the
Anglo-Japanese alliances by a Franco-Japanese
agreement. Intended to allay French fears rela
tive to Indo-Chlna. M. Takekoshl In an Inter
view on this subject pointed out that the rela
tions between France and Japan were most cor
dial and were certain to result in a friendly
understanding Japan had n>t the slightest ul
terior Intention in connection with Indo-Chlna
and was prepared to give tho fullest guarantees
In regard to that region. A Franco- Japanese
agreement was Bald to be necessary for the com
mercial development of the Chinese Empire.
M. Takekoshl recall.! the fact that the Frey
dnet Cabinet had proposed an alliance with
Japan In IS.S4, before the Anglo-Japanese alli
ance existed. Japan, however, was compelled to
decline these overtures owing to circumstances
of the moment.
Official circles here deny knowledge of th«
proposed agreement.
Government Forces Beaten in
Haiftian Territory.
Cape Haytlen. Sept. 14. — There has h^en. an
engagement between soldiers of the Dominican
government and the rebels. The fighting was
severe, but the rebels succeeded In driving baclc
the government forces, who withdrew on Hay
tian territory. The government losses were
heavy. The rebels were taken by surprise, not
expecting attack from the Haytian side. The
government fore© was disembarked on Haytian
territory for the purpose of catching th* rebels
Monte Crlstl is besieged, and there Is la^k of
food supplies. The re\-olutlonarv force* there
are stronger than the government, but tt
fuse battle on the ground that they do not want
their strength redui»'-i.
Attention Drawn to Bulgaria's Warlike
Preparations — Fear of Trouble.
Paris. Sept. 14.— 1n a formal M*s r » Fran'*
and other powers Turkey draws attention to
the warlike preparations which are R.dng on in
Bulgaria. Bhe points out that suddenly and
without reason Bulgaria has called the reserves)
to the color?, and that rifle drills are being hel4
In the binali forts.
It Is said that the note makes no allusion to
retaliatory steps on the part of Turkey, bat lbs
formal notification Cross the ivrt* Is r*c*rde*]
as ominuui.
Frenchman Accused of Kidnapping in Phila
delphia—Prosecution Unlikely.
[By TM«sT>ph t a Tha Tribune.]
Philadelphia, Sept. 14. -What Charles E. Car
bonneau regarded as a rescue by automobile
of his wife's young slstev from the company
of a young man at QeansMa last night was
looked on as a rasa of kidnapping by th<j police,
and Carbonneau was arrested to-day. Ills story
placed such a varying light on the episods that
it Is hardly probable that h« will be prosecuted
further. Th* alleged victim of the kidnapping.
Miss Agnes Mulroony. eighteen years old. looked
on th« »-ids<>dt» as a lark. Carboßn< \vli>» la
a Frenchman, said he was a commissioner In
banking securities, with Dittoes ut No. 7 I'nlon
Court, London. He has a New York residence
in the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and when In Phila
delphia stays at the Bellevus-Stratford. The
latter hoptlery scut ex-District Attorney O«t>rge
M. Oraham to th<» hearing to defend him.
I-i*t winter Miss Mulroony attended echool In
th!» city, and whlJi here s!>« m«-t IVuiu-ia J.
Crane, who lived In Gl«*n*iJ«-. Yesterday the
girl told Carbonneau that she »m a<>i:i»; t,,
<;it*fib!d>> to sue Crane. Ha obtained her promise
that sh« would be back by 7 o'clock. Carbon
neau want to a private deteciiv* and utuulnrd
Urn Bsrrtaas of a "spotter" t«> follow v..<* girl.
Tim man remitted Uiat Ml** Mulroony haU son*
to • B*Ms and had met <°rai > there. Car
bonneau got an automobile and run out to (ilrii
side and stopped near Crane's house. The.r« at
mi open window, Carl>onneuu sawl. h»* saw bin
sister-in-law ><|ttliif; ou .i sofa with Crane. Th««
young poop finally started out for a walk, and
Carbonneau with one jump became, la the eyes
of the Uvr. a MsaSfpss)
"Russian Students to Maintain the
. Struggle for Liberty. /
St. Petersburg. Sept. 14.— a meorins; at
tended by thousands of students to-day It was
resolved to reopen the universities. The meet-
Ins; was marked by the fervent oratory that
characterized previous student assemblies. Th«
resolution, which was adopted by 1.241 vote* to
373. Is as follows:
In vlow of the fact that an attitude of ?«*!▼•»
protest Is incompatible with a high position In
revolutionary activity and the great role that
the universities hitherto have played In the com
bat for liberty, th* students of St. Petersburg
find It necessary to mobilize tho youth of the
land In the capital and other urban centres, and
therefore decide that the universities shall bo re
Although this resolution *-%» i laimsd. as a
concession to tho revolutionists, by tho declara
tion that the unlversltlee are to bo Bfsjisd as
"temples of liberty.'* * dlstmct eh*n«s of senti
ment from that which prevailed at tho imstlas
last autumn was noUeeabe* f <my. A small
party of tho leas revolutionary atadonta offarssl
resistance to tho proposal to hold m tho uni
versities meetings of tho proletariat whleh an
not permitted tn tho open. They soonssasd hi
oompelllng * modtflc*tlon of tho ssaoa< resolu
tion, which, as amended, re*da:
The moment Is not rtfo for political meetings.
The students are exhorted to resume their stud
ies, but wo reserve the right. In face of another
upheaval of the masse*, to hold general meet
ings for the purpose of unifying tho student*
and the proletariat In a determined struggle
against the autocracy.
The groat assembly hall of the Bt. Fetereburg
University was packed. Among those present
were several hundred girl students, who are
far more radical than their male associate*
The student* took every favorable opportunity
to burst forth tn revolutionary song*, and th*
climax of tho meeting cam* when tho name of
Zenalde Konopllanlkoro. the girl who as—ssl
nated General Mln. was mentioned. Every stu
dent was Immediately on hi* foot, and tho do
bates were suspended whU* th* ■*ssm»ry
chanted a revolutionary dirge which maat
"Thou hast fallen a victim to th* unequal fJgM
because of thy unbounded lor* of tho people."
A succession of orators pronounced short
eulogies on students who war* eaocuted for
carrying out tenroiast decrees. The meeting
showed that th* student* are sharply divided
along the same political lines a* society la la
general. Among th* speaker* war* representa
tives of the Constitutional Democrats, tho Social
Democrats, the Revolutionists and oven mem
bers of the extreme fly ins group.
Police were in the hall during th* moating
Fears That Troops May RLi*
Against Jerucs in Warsaw:.
London. Sept. 13.— Telegraphing to "Th* Lon
don Tribune" from Cracow under date of Say*
tern her 14. Herr Dassynskl. who is th* leader of
the Polish Socialists In th* Austrian Bslcnsrath.
I am informed from * trustworthy source tn
Warsaw that the Russian government Is organ
izing for to-morrow or one of tho following days
a massacre In the Jewish and working class
quarters In "Warsaw. Battalions of tho most
brutal soldiers have been drafted Into th* city
from distant provinces, and the city has been
divided into sections under military commands.
to th* total exclusion of all civil authority.
The population !« In a state of terrible panic
Telegram from King Edward to General
Kin's Widow a Forgery.
St. Petersburg. Sept. Diplomatics and ad
ministrative circles her* are greatly exercised
over the discovery that a telegram purporting
to have been sent by King Edward to th* widow
of General Mln three days after the assassina
tion of the general at Peterhef by Mile. Kono
pllantkovo was not genuine. The message. w,hlch
bore date of August 29. was as follows:
I am overwhelmed by your frightful bereave
ment and beg you. raadame. to accept my jn
found condolence. "_ EDWARD.
An Investigation 19 being made to determine
the origin and motive of the telegram.
Stockholm. Sept. 14.— A telegram received
from BJorko. Finland, announces the arrival
this morning at Vlrtanieml of the Imperial yacht
Standard, with Emperor Nicholas, Empress
Alexandra, the heir apparent, and tho princesses
on board. The Standard 1* escorted by a number
of warships.
Clothing Manufacturer Beaten and
Robbed of $tJUS- -Tuo Held.
Evidently knowing that he had * large sum of
money In a satchel he was carrying, three men
garrotted Louis Schmeman. a manufacturer of
clothing, in the hallway of his building, at No. 191
< 'hrysti* street, late yesterday afternoon, and one of
them managed to get away with the satchel, which
contained i 1.C4.".. Two of the men. however, were
Several week* ago Schmeman discharged James
\rno, of No. 220 Chrystle street, and Tony Bautch.
of No. Hi Chrjstte street. Since that time the two
n*.--n. according to Schmeman. have been loitering
about the doorway o* the building.
Yesterday afternoon Schnceman went to a branch
of the Corn Exchange Bank, at Avenue D and 10th
street, and drew out ti..Ua In bills and change, to
pay his men with. As he neared the building on
h!s return, he says that he saw Arno and Bau'ch
standing In the doorway. Schmexnan started up the
stairs, and when he reached the third Coor. where
the halU are extremely dark. he was set upon and
badly beaten by three men. who ran down the
stain with the satchel. The cries of Schmeman
had been heard, and when the men started' out of
the doorway two of them were captured, but the
third >•- Sped with the satchel
The two prisoners. Arno and Bautch. were taken
back to the building, where, the police say. dciune
ii an Identified them as his assailants. The two
prisoners deny the charge. The police have a good
description of tha man who escaped, and hope to
arrest .'.m sonn.
-About a year a«--» Schmwnan'i foreman. Inati
Lefkowltz. was held up in the same place, but
mauuged to b«at his assailants oft.
Nchraska Srcept by Storm— Tzlo
Fatally Injured.
LJncoln, Neb.. Sept. 14^-Four persona were
killed, two were fatally injured and a number of
others were slightly hurt tn a tornado which
*•*•*! between File Creek and Teeumsah this
Police Reticent at to Facts of Bold littsij
in Star*
Th* police are searching for -a bold thief who
waUted oft with a saUssaan's oa«* containing lti
teas*. «old filled watch chains belonging to R. F.
Pimmons & «'o., of No. V. Maiden Lane, a raw days
For some reason detectives engaged In tv« search
van anxious yesterday t> keep the facts of th*
robbery <;ut«t. aad at th<» ntnVe of K. V. Simmons
a CO. «!••[. iiU were withhold un the pie* that the
m in dtd not want to Interfere with the work of the
4i.t.nti\ «•.■«. All that could he l*arn«tl about the
cuim» wu.t ihut n sulfsman in th* «tni>l»y .if the firm
. .i» i •-. a ease full of wait h chains into th» atore of
a customer, put It down on the floor a few mtnut*e
and missed It soon, but failed to so* anybody
tak« it.
A ■
It is the "Rcgina" nan*
that gives this sale it* la .
terest. It is a narn- that
is known and believed «
It stands for the best in
musical instruments. You
know when you get ,
Rcginapiano, Rcgina Music
Box, Rcginaphonc, Regi^
Cabinet Piano Player *
Regina Chime Clock, the
workmanship, mechanism
and tone is of the highest
The piano end of this
sale deserves emphasis.
Here are
$650 Grand Pianos am m A
that are now MdtJ
$400 Upright Pia- «»-.
nos that are now 3>«ft)
all offering everything yon
could wish in a piano
high grade, construction,
fine cases and rich tones.
Til* Us* o.» Regna Mom Boxes, Rep»
pianos md Repaaphoaa ma jxlwtm hoc -«,
«tMII>4 there are a few lUpsCltM p'^
PUyen m< Mi« : on Chans CW. ■»'-» St
Whatever your errand,
do not m: our splendid
exhibit of Edison Phono
graphs and Victor Talking
Machines. We have the
largest assortment of in
struments and records in
Greater New York.
Broadway and 17th St
Rain or shine, warm or cool. stn»
hats get their walking papers to4f
A soft hat or Derby must takf ■
The new soft hats, *3.30 to |sV
The new Fall Derbies. *3, || ai
Stores open all day to-day.
Rogers, Peet & Compact.
Thro* Broadway Stares.
25} 842 :V»
«t at »i
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The Perfection of lit— Jt»— a,
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ISO and 13: W«et «td »tn«*. ss*
133 WaaS elaa titrret. 9mm Tork.
The Brexvsier and the Mm**
Reach Port Antonio.
Kingston. Jamaica, Sept. Y» Tko G^
fruit steamer Brewster arrived at Port i*»
this morning, six days overdue. She «*'
hurricane for three days In 'be Cttlf 3trsss\
pumps became deranged, her engine r *'^-j
flooded, the fires ware extinguished sad »-»
short of provisions, s^^ we* a BrltlsH
steamer, which replen»sh>*i her ladW» r -' i
were made to her engines and the WMgggj
the voyage was made under seven knotr .
The Norwegian steamer Managua, fr^n ,^
more, arrived at Port Ant-mi* last b.*--^.,
days late. She was caught to #^T«W
and shipped largo quantities of ,, w * :^.' i nl** !
flooded all her compartments ar.a • x n j ti*
her fires. The pumps ■■■■■■ w^^7*»t«'
steamer drifted for two days **«'*"
was being bale I out o? h«r «•■*•• roo»
new York jSnoiTaacaTiß* l&
PniUdelphU. S.pt. ji.-Kxc^ptJoaal'.jr '*£* \
ing vii th« part of 11. Z. il*x*»'-i and *,**,„ tt»
enabled tae PlJUdelvhi* Junior* t» ***~,, r l*j^
annual gam« against tho New York Jvu ~^;j S4 ", »»J I
her* to Oil y. by th* W< margin of 'uSVB
IS run*. The only bel*nw «»_ »**' , j,,,jij
agaia»t the houi« X'- •*•% I
a not out loi .ii < .'»>r la. an.t J » 9 .*
tn»ut«a 11. M».i> fgure* were «« ps I
U tuns. whil» reltoa s»our«d fo>.:. ** # I
runs. batsmen on tha wtnr.lr.^ «W« *?&%
"1* baismen on »h* wtimi:u •"• •J_T[
figure*. th» hlj;heHt score ** v }* ft? S-i&JZ I
l>i ? Jr.. who played farefuliy »r r 0 , <0h
*'«lton came next with S. i 1i 1 - 'V H t^s»sJßmml
R. P. Anderson fclli.wwl wlta tt> and -JVri^S^ I
U. A. Baxter and E. It Tualoy «« -• I
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